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Burbank, Nathaniel


Age: 35, credited to Danville, VT
Unit(s): USN, 4th VT INF
Service: Substitute - enl 8/31/63, m/i 8/31/63, PVT, Co. H, 4th VT INF, tr to USN, Gunners's Mate, 4/17/64, m/o 8/18/65 Vessels: Alleghany, Princeton, Restless

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Birth: 06/22/1828, Walden, VT
Death: 11/10/1913

Burial: Walden Heights Cemetery, Walden, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 21344457


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: yes, 3/13/1886
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Charley Burbank, Hyde Park, VT

2nd Great Grandfather of Debra Burbank, Manchester, NH

2nd Great Grandfather of Debra Burbank, Goffstown, NH

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Walden Heights Cemetery, Walden, VT

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Nathaniel Burbank, son of Joseph Burbank, was born at Walden, Vermont, June 22, 1828, died November 10, 1913, on the farm where he was born. He attended the public schools, and in 1848 began work in a cotton mill in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1850 he entered the whale fishing service and so continued until 1862, meantime visiting nearly every port of the world. In 1862 (sic) he enlisted in the Fourth Vermont Regiment of Infantry and served six months, when he was transferred to the navy, in which he served as gunner's mate in the Department of the Gulf, in blockade service until August, 1865.
He then returned to the old Burbank homestead, on which his grandfather settled. In 1895 he retired from active business. He was a Universalist in religion, and a Whig and Republican in politics. He married, May 24. 1862. Huldah J. Stone, of Cabot, Vermont, born October 11, 1835, died April 18, 1912, daughter of Mathias and Priscilla (Davidson) Stone.
Children: 1. Corri N., born February 28, 1863, died at Olive, California, November 26, 1907, leaving a widow, Phoebe A. (Bush) Burbank, born at Watsonville, California, and two daughters, Frances P. (Mrs. Andrew R. Balok), Huldah A. ('Mrs. George E. Shell), and two sons, Raymond C. C. and Clarence M. 2. Lester Warren, born October 1, 1866; graduated at Hardwick (Vermont) Academy ( 1888), Dartmouth College (1893), University of Vermont (1896) : is a physician at Cabot, Vermont; member of legislature of Vermont, 1910-12; married May H. Stevens, of Walden, and they have one daughter, Pauline M., born July 14, 1902. 3. Harvey, mentioned below. 4. Charles A., born April 17, 1870; resides on the old homestead at Walden, Vermont: married Ida L. Marsh, of Cabot, Vermont, and they have four children : Ilene L., Leo Charles. Otto Jack and Fred Norris. 5. Bert B., born October 6, 1871; attended Hardwick and St. Johnsbury academies and is a union superintendent of schools at South Lunenburg, Vermont; married Mabel A. Blair, of Stannard. Vermont, and they have three children: Marion E., Belle M., Huldah Stone. 6. Joseph Matthias, born August 25, 1873 ; married Clara A. Colby, of Haverhill, Massachusetts; electrician; resides at Salisbury, Massachusetts; they have one daughter, L. Mildred, born September 9, 1899.

William R. Cutter, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, (Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1914), ii:998.



Nathaniel Burbank died Nov. 10 at his home at the Heights, aged 85 years. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Taylor officiating. The five sons of the deceased acted as bearers. Interment was in the family lot at the Height's cemetery.

Mr. Burbank was born June 22, 1828, on the farm, where he died. In 1848 he went to Concord, N. H., to work in a factory and in 1850 entered the whale service, shipping from New Bedford. With the exception of short times between voyages he stayed in that work mostly in the Pacific and Arctic oceans till 1862. He visited almost every port of any considerable size in the world with the exception of northern Europe. In 1862 he enlisted in the 4th Vermont regiment of infantry but was soon transferred to the navy, where he served as gunner's mate till the close of the war. The ships on which he served were in the blockade service in the Gulf of Mexico.

May 24, 1862, he married Huldah J. Stone of Cabot, who died April 18, 1912. After he returned from the U. S. Service they lived on a farm near Noyesville, now owned by Charles and Roy Patterson, until 1867, when they bought the old Burbank farm of Harvey Burbank, his brother. Deceased was the last of nineteen children of Captain Joseph and Dorothy Laird Burbank.

Mr. Burbank leaves five sons, Dr. L. Warren Burbank, Capt; Harvey Burbank, Barnet; Charles A. Burbank, in whose family he was tenderly cared for in his last days; Bert B. Burbank, South Lunenburg; and Joseph M. Burbank, Salisbury, Mass. The oldest son, Corri N., died at Olive, Calif., November 26, 1910. Mr. Burbank was a past master of Green Mountain lodge, No. 68, F. & A. M., of Cabot. He was a great reader and was a man of strong convictions, fearless in any cause that he supported.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, November 19, 1913.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.